Hybricon, VMETRO Target High-Performance Signal Processing Solutions

Hybricon Corporation, a provider of integrated system solutions, electronic enclosures, and backplanes, and VMETRO Inc., a provider of signal and data processing boards and subsystems, announced a strategic technology partnership agreement to leverage each organization’s engineering and technology strengths. Hybricon’s expertise in designing enclosure systems combined with VMETRO’s expertise in high-end embedded computer systems will provide robust VXS system solutions for defense-related embedded signal processing applications. This agreement illustrates VMETRO and Hybricon Corporation’s continued commitment to technology innovation as displayed earlier this year at Bus & Boards Conference where Hybricon Corporation and VMETRO demonstrated an operational liquid cooled ATR VXS (VITA-41) system.

“Hybricon Corporation is very pleased to partner with a leader in the high-performance signal processing solutions industry. VMETRO’s real-time data recorders, single board computers and bus analyzer products are truly outstanding technologies,” said Jim Doyle, Hybricon’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “By combining both companies’ core strengths, we will be able to support a broader market that will certainly be beneficial to both our companies and more importantly our customers. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with VMETRO.”

“VMETRO’s VXS signal processing boards can require cooling of up to 100W per slot in air and conduction cooled systems. Working with Hybricon Corporation for commercial as well as rugged enclosures and backplanes has enabled VMETRO to meet our end-user specifications,” says Dave Barker, Vice President of Business Development for Processing Solutions at VMETRO Inc.

VMETRO provides integrators of high-end embedded computer systems with products and services, from development through deployment, with the highest levels of performance, innovation and reliability. The products are based mostly on open standards like VXS, PCI Express, VME, PCI and CompactPCI. Founded in 1986 in Oslo, Norway, VMETRO is the world’s largest manufacturer of bus analyzers for standard buses such as VME, PCI and PCI Express. VMETRO also offers an extensive line of high-performance signal processing solutions, real-time data recorders, PMC I/O controllers and modules for real-time data processing, acquisition and networking. VMETRO has been traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange (Ticker: VME) since 1997.

About Hybricon Corporation
Hybricon Corporation provides integrated system solutions to the telecommunications, military, industrial, medical imaging, and semiconductor equipment manufacturing industries. Hybricon ‘s wide range of standard VME, VME64x, CompactPCI, and custom enclosure systems are engineered to meet the most stringent design requirements and provide innovative cooling solutions, EMI/RFI containment, and ruggedized construction. Engineering services including electrical and mechanical design, thermal /airflow modeling and analysis, and signal integrity analysis provide customers with reliable, high performance solutions, enabling faster time-to-market and lowering total cost of ownership.